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East – ALEX MOFFAT _ Review _ NZ Musician _ New Zealand Music Magazine


By Ben Martin

Napier-based singer/songwriter Alex Moffat has three decades in the industry to his name, but this 13-track collection of heartfelt and likeable ballads is his first solo CD release. Clearly influenced by a long line of crooners who play their music sitting down, Moffat’s music is centred around his smooth and brooding voice and ever present acoustic guitar, with occasional interjections from the harmonica. The minimalist approach gives it the feel of road music, and half the tracks are indeed inspired by emotions linked to moving from Auckland to a new rural life in Napier. The other half are revamped songs from his old projects in Auckland, and the album swings between melancholy numbers such as Dirty Coat and more upbeat tracks like Jesus on the Radio that on the right night, in the right bar, could easily turn into an all-inclusive sing-along. Produced by Dan Browne at Indelible Studios inNapier,